Granddad’s 100th birthday

Interview with John Busma by his granddaughter, Katie Harrold, on his 100th birthday about his life growing up on a farm in Montana, his service in the US Navy, and life in general.

Dad at age 74.

We sat in a park in the Embarcadero, so it was noisy. I apologize for the parts that are inaudible.

“When my aunt was two years old, her parents came to America from Greece leaving behind their one and only child…”

Bailey talks to his Aunt Ginny about her Aunt Virginia, a Greek immigrant who was left in Greece by her parents, living with various relatives in a state of poverty until her parents attained the means to bring her to...

“Yo tengo Lupus… Mi familia me llama una guerrera porque mi enfermera me ayudó a prepararme física y mentalmente para un parto natural.”

Lizbeth Ortiz-Luna, graduada del programa Nurse-Family Partnership de la division de la salud materna, infantil y de los adolescentes del Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco, habla de su embarazo de alto riesgo debido a su enfermedad Lupus con...

RVM Anne Irons
October 10, 2017 App Interview

Anne’s positive way of life shows through this interview. Anne’s childhood in Chinatown. Trying to learn Chinese. She had a stroke during delivering her son and saw the light but did not want to go back.

Istanbul and San Francisco are both home to Aydin

Aydin shares what he finds similar and different about his family of origin’s home, Istanbul, and his home in California, where he and his wife raised twin girls. He shares favorite memories, dreams, and what he is most proud of...

Nancy shares stories that lead her to a life philosophy of "if now now, when?"

Nancy lives in San Francisco for her everyday life because of the beauty, diversity, and accessibility, but her soul belongs to the cabin in MN that’s been in her family for decades. She shares stories on family, values, and planning...

Shirley, 93, wants everyone to know they might live longer than they expect

Shirley shares stories about aging, about her passions of kids, dance, and reading. She grew up in California as the daughter of a cowboy and has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years. She is 93 and hates the...

Ralph talks about his identity and family of origins, not wanting to be in a box, and his desire for community.

Ralph grew up in Philadelphia. He describes his family’s values of kindness, growing up with a mother who was bi-polar, and his constant desire for community. He speaks on his identity, age, and speaking one’s mind. He moved to San...

Marys decisions that followed her realization that she did not want to be introduced as "Betty s daughter Mary" for the rest of her life

Mary moved to San Francisco as a 27 year old in the 1960s. She shares stories about that move, going to the South to be a part of voter registration and marching for civil rights, her travels to South America...

Lynn shares her personal and Davis family history of the 1960s and 1970s "What I know now what I didn’t know then is…"

Lynn shares with Sarah her experience of going to the 1965 Presidential Inauguration, of attending Northwestern in Chicago in 1965-1969 during the campus uprisings, and recognizing the importance of living in diverse places with water roots.